Pete, Ami, Aunt Mary, Eric's brother Danny as well as baby Beckam (Annie and Rusty's 2 beautiful month old boy) came over just before we left.
Aspen's two front teeth stick out pretty far right now; poor thing...she'll need braces one day but for now she looks so cute with them poking out when she smiles. Before she chose to be baptized we explained to her what it would mean; making a two way promise to her Heavenly Father to be an example of Jesus Christ and to do what He would do...to always remember Him and that in return she would have His spirit to guide her and help her in her life. She would also start paying tithing on any money she earned and slowly start fasting a meal once a month. We were so happy when she decided it was something she wanted to do.
With Dad, Lisa and Kimmie.
With her Uncle Danny.
Such great photo of Roo with her Papa. Nice work Ami :)
Then we went home and had some cake, white chocolate covered strawberries (thanks Ami!) and cookies (thanks Pete!), as Aspen opened some gifts to celebrate. Thanks to everyone for celebrating with us.
The next day after church my family left for home and we headed to Annie and Rusty's house. Pete was giving Beckam a special blessing (through a prayer) to help him in his life (common in the LDS church). Rusty's family was there too and we had a great time. After the beautiful blessing we enjoyed a delicious lunch, great company and some Just Dance!
Last night there was a Relief Society birthday dinner. The RS is the LDS women's organization. It's been around now for 173 years. To celebrate we had a fun dinner, some games and a favorite things gift exchange. The funny thing is that I was one of the only girls at our table to bring a gift that wasn't chocolate. Suzie (in the glasses) hasn't eaten chocolate for years by choice. She ended up with my gift (some Aussie instant freeze hairspray - definitely one of my favorite things), so it all worked out. It was so fun to spend time with the Sisters from church. Melinda (in black) and I used to serve together in the primary on Sundays with all the children. I'm not there anymore but she is, and we miss each other. Melinda is only a year older than I and has a daughter 20 years old! Amy (in the pink hat), is moving soon to Couer d'alene, Idaho up north and I will miss her when she's gone. She is a really awesome person...has her own Etsy shop and it is thriving. I can't believe she's only 26 years old. I'm really grateful for all the amazing, strong, courageous and faithful women in my life.